Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Joe Biden Opens Obamacare to DACA Illegal Aliens as 25M Americans Uninsured; Biden Opens Obamacare to DACA Recipients at Cost of Up to $300M

Joe Biden Opens Obamacare to DACA Illegal Aliens as 25M Americans Uninsured:
President Joe Biden is opening the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, to illegal aliens enrolled in former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
On Friday, Biden issued a final rule that will open Obamacare rolls to some DACA illegal aliens enrolled in the program. Obama first created the DACA program via executive order, shielding more than a million illegal aliens from deportation through the years.
Previously, Center for Immigration Studies researchers estimated that the cost of opening Obamacare and Medicaid rolls to illegal aliens would cost American taxpayers about $4,600 per illegal alien.
At this rate, Obamacare and Medicaid for DACA illegal aliens has the potential to cost American taxpayers roughly $2.8 billion every year. At the same time, more than 25 million Americans are expected to be uninsured today.
Biden said in a statement: --->READ MORE HERE
Biden opens Obamacare to DACA recipients at cost of up to $300M:
President Biden’s administration formalized a policy Friday opening Obamacare health insurance exchanges to people who arrived illegally in the US as children and have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status — at an estimated cost of up to $300 million per year.
The change, pending since last year, is projected to ease access to insurance and federal subsidies for roughly 100,000 uninsured DACA status holders and could soften the blow to pro-immigration advocates if Biden tries to curb record-high illegal immigration before the Nov. 5 election.
An official cost estimate from the administration projected $240 million in additional federal expenses in 2025 that will increase to $300 million in 2026 as a result of the change, made through a tweak to the definition of “lawfully present” for the purposes of accessing Affordable Care Act exchanges.
“This landmark final rule will make DACA recipients eligible for the Affordable Care Act coverage for the first time. It is projected to help more than 100,000 DACA recipients gain coverage,” an administration official said on a press call.
“By providing new opportunities for quality, affordable care healthcare, this rule will give DACA recipients that peace of mind and opportunity that every American deserves.”
Stephen MIller, former adviser to President Donald Trump and a prominent immigration hardliner, tweeted Friday that the change meant “[f]ree federal healthcare subsidies for ILLEGAL ALIENS — paid for by YOU.”
A White House official said that despite the price tag, “Congress will not have to appropriate additional funding as a result of this rule.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Joe Biden Opens Obamacare to DACA Illegal Aliens as 25M Americans Uninsured:

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